Mag. 4.4 earthquake - 106 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on 20 Oct 6:27 pm (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 106 km north of Ternate, Maluku Utara, Indonesia, on 20 Oct 6:27 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 114 km depth

20 Oct 09:35 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Oct 2020 09:27:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 20 Oct 6:27 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 114.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.71°N / 127.12°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gamkonora (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) NNW of Balisoan
99 km (61 mi) W of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000)
106 km (66 mi) NNW of Ternate (pop: 101,700)
119 km (74 mi) NNW of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200)
216 km (135 mi) E of Bitung (pop: 137,400)
254 km (158 mi) E of Manado (Karimnagar) (pop: 451,900)
535 km (333 mi) SSE of General Santos (Philippines) (pop: 679,600)
2418 km (1502 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.4114 km99 Km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.4114 km99 Km W of Tobelo, IndonesiaEMSC

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Manado of my cousin ( I personally live in Karachi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : I live in Karachi Pakistan my cousin named Ishtiaq lives near the affected site he told me that message
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